I've slept on this and I can honestly say the only reason we didn't get in is because we played (and beat) Towson 2x and Binghamton, plus the debacle vs Norfolk St which resulted in opportunity cost. Yeah it sucks that those games ruined our SOS, but whatever. We're going to be even better next year with one of the top 15 backcourts in the NATION.
I feel for Bruiser. He did what the committee wanted him to do in '07, they said no. He tried a different route in '12, they said no. The piece of sh1t schools in our own backyard won't play us. And if they really practiced what they preached about OOC SOS being so important, Long Beach would have gotten better than a 12 and Cincinnati would have gotten worse than a 6. One guy on ESPN mentioned a "blueprint" for what coaches should do to get consideration, and the committee chair dodged the question.